Access Denied.... mostly...

By loudaccord
Dec 4, 2006
  1. Here is the background to what happened. I got a virus that killed my windows registry and I couldn't fix it. I have a PW on my Admin account(I know that PW). I have a spare HD, so I put windows XP sp2 on it and made my other HD a slave. I really wanted to take the pictures off my old HD and move them to the new one. When I tried to open the Admin folder, it said "Access Denied" Every other folder works. When I say every other folder, I mean the other user on the computer without the password. If I do a search for files, they come up, then I am able to double click into the admin folder, and I can see that the files exist. They will not display. When I try to copy them, it says "access denied."

    I tried to give as much info as I could think of, any suggestions?


    edit: Here is a screen shot of what I'm talking about...

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You need to take ownership of the files. See HERE for more info.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. loudaccord

    loudaccord TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Worked like a charm!! Thanks a ton. I had thousands of potographs on there :)
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